Minerals and Gemstones of Southern Africa (Paperback)

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Southern Africa has some of the most ancient rocks on Earth and is home to many spectacular and important minerals and gemstones. Minerals & Gemstones of Southern Africa documents the interesting and relevant mineral occurrences in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, southern Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. Fully updated with spectacular photographs, new distribution records, and an appealing larger format, this new edition of Minerals & Gemstones of Southern Africa features:

- An introduction to the geology of the region, including a map depicting the major rock formations
- Detailed descriptions of minerals, including their gemological properties, occurrence, and uses
- Multiple full-color photographs of each mineral

This guide is an invaluable reference for collectors, gemologists, students, and anyone with an interest in the earth sciences.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781775847533
ISBN-10: 1775847535
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Publication Date: August 16th, 2022
Pages: 296
Language: English